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John Milisenda: Photography, Family and Time

John Milisenda: Photography, Family and Time
In a personal document, John Milisenda has photographed  his family, mother, father and brother for almost fifty years. These images are in museums and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Modern Art, and Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and have been in over one hundred and thirty shows. Milisenda has taught basic photography, the Zone System and Photographic Chemistry at Drexel University, the New School For Social Research and Parsons School of Design. He has written articles for Modern Photography and Photo Methods Magazine. Currently he works with methods that combine digital and traditional photography. In keeping with his interest in and deep knowledge of photographic processes, he maintains a darkroom in which he mixes [continue reading...]

PWP Member Spotlight: Meryl Meisler at Westbeth Gallery

PWP Member Spotlight: Meryl Meisler at Westbeth Gallery
Professional Women Photographers’ member Meryl Meisler is featured in Omens of Climate Change at Manhattan’s Westbeth Gallery from February 1 – 16. Her exhibition space (two rooms!) is devoted to her Immersions series featuring New York City landmark buildings submerged under water and filled with aquatic creatures. PWP: You are known for your tough pictures of Bushwick in the 1980′s. Why did you turn to a subject matter that embraces lightness and whimsey? MM: In addition to being an art teacher in the New York City school system, I was also a freelance illustrator, and did a lot of work for educational publishers, including the New York Times Science Times, and Scholastic (Sea Otters: Little Clowns of The Sea). When [continue reading...]

PWP Holiday Party!

PWP Holiday Party!
You’re invited! On December 4th PWP will hold its annual holiday party! There will be wine and cheese, friends and good cheer! And lots of images, as members show and talk about their latest work. Guests are welcome and free. There will also be a short presentation on the state of the organization. We will look at some of the highlights of the past few months and talk about some exciting events in the near future. If you would like to be included in the Show & Share slideshow, please follow these instructions: Email Andy Mars (amarsphoto@gmail.com) up to 10 images (or let her know if she should use your photos from the 2013 photo expo): 1st image watermarked (i.e., with your [continue reading...]

Magdalena Sole Presents Her Work at PWP 11/6/13

Magdalena Sole Presents Her Work at PWP 11/6/13
Magdalene Sole was born in Spain and grew up in Switzerland, as a daughter of Spanish immigrants. She holds a Masters of Fine Art from Columbia University. Her work has won many awards, including the Silver Award in 2011 at PX3 Prix de la Photographie, France for her new book, New Delta Rising (University Press of Mississippi), and an Oscar for Man on Wire for which she was the Production Manager. She  also photographed the abandoned zone around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant in Japan after the 2011 tsunami. As she says: “For most of us destruction by natural disaster is experienced through a TV. When you are present the experience is vastly different. It recruits all of your senses. [continue reading...]

Inside the Collector’s Mind: What Every Photographer Needs to Know With Alice Zimet

Inside the Collector’s Mind: What Every Photographer Needs to Know With Alice Zimet
Alice S. Zimet began collecting photography in 1985, and her collection of roughly 200 images features both 20th Century and contemporary masters. She is a member of the Collections Committee of the Harvard Art Museum, sits on the board of the Magnum Foundation, and is a member of the International Center of Photography’s (ICP) Acquisitions Committee. Zimet is also a gifted teacher who understands the many facets of the photographic field. This seminar is specially designed for photographers who would like to learn more about how collectors think, buy and build their collections. It will also be of interest to photographers who show or would like to show with a gallery, as it relates to how dealers work with collectors. [continue reading...]